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Rescuing Dying Corals: Scolymia, Part II

Although a lot of Scolymia are dying in hobbyists and vendor aquariums in what I’d consider unprecendented numbers, I appear to have success.  The same corals I was told wouldn’t survive so I could have them, have turned into my little beauties.  Here’s another story about a fantastic Scolymia rescued. 

This Scolymia appeared to have also suffered from a sting due to the freshly exposed skeleton on only one side of the coral.  The mouth appeared healthy with only minor stressing (notice the skeleton sticking up through the tissue.)  I treated it like I treated the one in the previous post:  dipped and placed into a healthy system.  Sometimes, moving a coral into a different environment is all it needs. 

May 2009


April 2010
February 2011
If you ever have a coral that is not doing well in your system, I suggest try having a friend with a healthy quarantine tank try caring for it for a few days.  There are a lot of variables in reef tanks that we cannot yet test for or treat.  On the flip side, keep a healthy quarantine tank for yourself and for friends in need.  You never know when you’ll need it.


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